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29-30 september

Thanks to our special guests

Ana Cristina JORGE

Director of Operational Response Division of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – Frontex. Ana Cristina is since 2018 the Director of Operational Response Division of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – Frontex. Before, since 2012, she was the Head of Joint Operations Unit. The Operational Response Division includes Field Operations Unit, Coast Guard and Law Enforcement Unit and Centre of Excellence for Combating Document Fraud. The Division is also in charge of the Frontex Operational Coordination Centre.
Ms. Jorge is a graduate of the Institute of Political and Social Science of the University of Lisbon, where she earned her Degree in International Relations.


Alina Frolova is Deputy Chairman Centre for Defence Strategies , Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2019–2020), Adviser to the Ministry of Defence (2015–2016), Adviser to the Ministry of Information Policy (2016–2018), founder of the «Invictus Games Team Ukraine Project»,Stratcom.UA and UCMC.

Iulian Fota

PhD.Iulian Fota is Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs, with a career in public service of over 25 years. With both political or parliamentary and governmental experience, Iulian Fota has held various important responsibilities in areas such as foreign policy, armed defence, military diplomacy and national security.


Over 30 years of experience in the media as a TV presenter and military analyst, editorialist and radio collaborator. Moderator and guest at several events on institutions, forums and NGOs for defence, security, intelligence and foreign affairs: NATO, SHAPE, Aspen Institute, Marshal and others.
Awarded in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 and 2015 by the Association of Romanian Television Professionals (APTR).
Radu Tudor has been Jane’s Defence Weekly orrespondent in Romania since 2000. He is the author of 4 books on defence, security, foreign affairs and politics.

Ovidiu Sorin CUPSA

Conf. Univ. Dr. Ing. Ovidiu Sorin Cupșa is Director of CERONAV and IMO Maritime Ambassador. Elected First Vice President of the IMO General Assembly Committee in 2019. Doctor of Science in Mechanical Engineering since 2010. Graduate of management courses organized by prestigious universities in Bucharest, London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur. Director CERONAV


Professor Greg Simons is a researcher at IRES, Uppsala University and a lecturer at the Department of Communication Sciences, Turiba University, Riga, Latvia. His research interests include Russian media, public diplomacy and soft power, communication in crisis management, media and armed conflict. Dr. Simons is the author/editor of numerous refereed articles, chapters and books.


PhD., Geopolitician, founding director and senior editor of Geopolitica Magazine Founding president of the Ion Conea Geopolitical Association, member of the Academy of Scientists, member of the Union of Journalists, member of the Professional Association of Geographers in Romania.

Cristian BARNA

With two decades of experience in the SRI, from Anti-terrorist officer to pro-rector of the National Academy of Intelligence, Professor Cristian Barna, PhD, is Associate Professor of the Faculty of History, Babes Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca and of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Assistance, University of Bucharest, Master’s degree, security studies.


Prof. Dr., James SACK

Professor Emerit Illinois Chicago
James Sack, who taught at UIC until his retirement in 2014, continues to teach British and Irish history and Western civilization. His first book was The Grenvillites: Party Politics and Factionalism in the Age of Pitt and Liverpool (University of Illinois Press, 1979). He is currently working on a two-volume study of British Tory political ideology and the press in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The first volume was published by Cambridge University Press in 1993 under the title From Jacobite to Conservative: Reaction and Orthodoxy in Britain, 1760-1832 (Cambridge, 1993). The volume appeared in paperback in 2005.


Gabriel RAICU

ANDURIL-Mathew DePetro


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